To work with TUs, you can also use a translation dialog box instead of working directly in the document. This can have advantages in certain situations. (For further information, see Dialog Box Mode.)
In the General options dialog box, you can determine when and whether the translation dialog box is invoked automatically. You can choose between the following options:
· Open only manually:
The translation dialog box is only shown when you open it manually by clicking on the menu command: MetaTexis | Navigation | Activate dialog box mode.
· Open always:
The translation dialog box is shown always, except when it is necessary to work in the document mode (see Dialog Box Mode).
· Open in selected situations:
▪ Database searches:
The translation dialog box is shown when a database search is started (manually or automatically).
▪ When cursor in tables:
The translation dialog box is shown when the current TU is part of a table. On slow computers, table operations can be slow in document mode, and are faster in dialog box mode.
▪ When cursor in text boxes:
The translation dialog box is shown when the current TU is part of a text box. Some text boxes are too small for a TU to be displayed completely, especially as regards the "last" TUs in a text box. These tend to be displayed beyond the text box boundaries so that they cannot be edited unless the text box height or width is changed. You can avoid these problems by editing text box TUs in the translation dialog box.